Patuharakeke Trust Board administers the kaumatua flats on behalf of the Hapu.

During a series of strategic planning hui in 2011 and 2012 a key objective identified was to implement an overarching wellness strategy for our elders. Some of the tasks required to achieve this included investigating the establishment of  a kahui kaumatua and undertaking a Health and Safety Audit of Kaumatua flats.

Trustees are also establishing and building relationships with local health providers and trying to ensure we are represented in the healthcare space.

Over the last two years an audit has been undertaken of the flats and maintenance upgrades have been initiated. A major priority was the recent upgrade of the septic tank system. Other tasks to be carried out in the near future include fixing the concrete on the driveway and repainting.

Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board: PO Box 557, Whangārei

Takahiwai Marae: 229 Takahiwai Rd, Takahiwai, 0171. Email: admin@patuharakeke.maori.nz

Many whanau and friends have contributed to this website but we would especially like to acknowledge Gilbert Paki, Harry Midwood, Guy Gudex and Paraire Pirihi for providing some of the historical context; David Milner for providing photos and maps, Kieran Connellan for his photos (see www.flickr.com/photos/mrhappy8); Terenga Parāaoa Marae Komiti and Te Warihi Hetaraka for allowing use of the kowhaiwhai pattern; Juliane Chetham for ongoing maintenance of the site. Ngā mihi nui koutou. Disclaimer: The PTB board accepts no liability associated with publications, media or communications regarding PTB activity or business that has not been authorised by PTB in advance.